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Jammu remains curfewed, Army deployed

Jammu remains curfewed, Army deployed
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Jammu: Amid hightened tensions in the region winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir remains under strict curfew while Army has been deployed at various locations to keep situation under control.

“Jammu people have been asked to remain indoors as curfew remain imposed on the whole district Jammu,” locals said.

“Tensions erupted after protesters targeted Muslim specific areas and damaged property and also targeted civil servants’ from Kashmir,” they said.

Internet remains suspended  in Jammu.

“There is no movement of vehicles as there are restrictions in place. Scores of people missed their flights to Srinagar as no one dared to move out,” they said.

Army had to be called in as police seemed helpless and ‘callous’ as many called them. Amid rising tensions in Jammu’s Gujjar Nagar Army on Friday carried out flag march to calm down the area. “Don’t play into the hands of anti- national elements. They want to disturb our societal harmony. Defeat their designs. Don’t get provoked. Maintain calm,” IGP Jammu has said.

“More than 80 vehicles have been vandalised and 8 vehicles have been set ablaze,” eyewitnesses said. JCCI had called for a shutdown in Jammu against the deadly attack on CRPF in Pulwama district. The shutdown was supported by Jammu bar Association as well.



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